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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 19, 2020

Below are the updates from the May 19, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. There will be no press conference today. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday (5/21).

 

 

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 19, 2020

 

 

Below are the updates from the May 19, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted.  There will be no press conference today. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday (5/21).

Here’s the news from yesterday:

 

  • Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    • 27,106 confirmed cases
    • 1,846 probable cases
    • 28,952 total cases
    • 5,117 hospitalizations
    • 1,556 confirmed deaths
    • 164 probable deaths
    • 1,720 total deaths
    • 1,357 ICU admissions
    • More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.

 

  • Governor DeWine released details of the new "Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory" which replaces the Stay Safe Ohio order that was issued by the Ohio Department of Health on April 30, 2020.  The health order replaces language requiring Ohioans to stay at home with limited exceptions with language that strongly recommends that citizens, especially those who are high-risk, stay at home as much as possible. The order does not change the mass gathering restrictions, which remain at a 10-person limit. The new health advisory also lifts overall travel restrictions and the requirement to quarantine if someone travels to or returns to Ohio. Unnecessary travel within or outside of Ohio is not encouraged. I will share a copy of the order as soon as possible.

 

  • Additionally, those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not recovered, those who are presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19, and those who are exhibiting the symptoms identified in the screening guidance available from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, remain prohibited from entering the state of Ohio unless they are doing so under medical orders for purposes of medical care, are being transported by emergency medical services EMS, are driving or being driven directly to a medical provider for the purposes of initial care, or are a permanent resident of Ohio.

 

  • Governor DeWine also announced that the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) will begin distributing at least 2 million non-medical-grade face coverings to Ohio employers who are covered by BWC. Public and private employers that participate in the State Insurance Fund will receive a package from BWC containing at least 50 face coverings. These packages will be shipped in batches beginning tomorrow. The masks are funded through BWC’s existing budget and will not impact any premiums. Attached is a statement of support from the National Federation of Independent Business Ohio Chapter.

  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov.

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

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